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Tropical Boat


Wellness Practitioner


Tanmayo was born in France and grew up in Paris, studying Hindi, art, literature, philosophy, and dance therapy.  She lived in India in her early twenties, exploring yoga with Iyengar, meditation with Goenka, and body/mind therapies with Osho.  In the late eighties she lived in California and graduated as a yoga teacher with Samata International.  In 1987 she came to Maui, Hawaii, for an ashtanga intensive with Pattabhi Jois, and settled there as a teacher, healer, mother, and gardener.  In 1992 she joined the Maui School of Therapeutic Massage and became a licensed massage therapist in 1993.  She was further initiated into the ancient art of Kahuna Lomi first with Daniel Fowler, and then with Auntie Margaret Machado of Kona district, where she also encountered the spinner dolphins.  This sparked a relationship with the cetaceans that deepened over the years, leading eventually to over fifty Dolphin Yoga Retreat since 1996.  Meanwhile, she started teaching Lomi and has trained thousands of therapists on Maui and worldwide in this ancient art form.  She also developed a strong practice in Cranial Sacral Therapy after studying with Upledger Institute and other world class teachers, like David Little, also deepening her knowledge of homeopathy, diet, and plant medicine.  Her focus is on holistic wellness, she loves to guide people on their journey into wholeness and awakening.  Currently residing in Maui, she offers weekly yoga classes, monthly massage trainings, and a wide array of services and modalities, from deep tissue rehabilitation, intuitive energy clearing, and sound healing.


Employment History 

Academic Background

  • 1995-current: Teaches Lomi Lomi workshops as continuing education provider for NCBTMB since 2011 and maintains a private massage practice

  • 2005-2006: Honua spa inside Hana Hotel

  • 2002-current: Massage- Maui in Sugar Beach resort (808-357-7317)

  • 2001: Alize salon inside Embassy Suites resort

  • 1997-2000: Spa Luna in Makawao, back then in Haiku

  • 1995-1996: Healing Hui in Makawao with Rox Lozano and Beth Pickford

  • 1993-1994: Worked with Geordie Jahner as principal therapist in a doctor's office in Wailuku, seeing approximately five patients a day, mostly no fault workman comp. insurance cases

  • 1973-1976: Attended Sorbonne University, Paris, France studying Hindi, Sanskrit and Dance (ballet, modern jazz)

  • 1976-1981: Lived in India, studying meditation and body-mind therapies under Osho's guidance, Vipassana with S.N. Goenka

  • 1982-1983: intensive dance training in France at Studio Victorine Nice

  • 1984-1985:Yoga Teacher training with Samata International, Marina del Rey, California studying Viniyoga (Desikachar style) and yoga therapy with Larry Payne as well as Iyengar Yoga with Mara Carrico

  • 1987: Moved to Honolulu Hawaii where she taught at the Silent Dance Center and produced a weekly TV show "Yoga Feels Good"

  • 1988: after visiting Maui for a 2 month intensive in Ashtanga Yoga with Pattabhi Yois, she made Maui her home and continued teaching Yoga at the Movement Art Center and other venues around the island. In conjunction to teaching and practicing yoga, she continued studying all aspects of holistic health

  • 1992-1993: John Sanderson's Academy of Healing Arts. Classes in Swedish, Acupressure, Shin Jin Do,Deep Tissue, Polarity Therapy with a strong emphasis on Lomi Lomi with Daniel Fowler

  • 1993: Graduated Massage State Test

  • 1996: Lymphatic drainage with Marci Javril

  • 1997-2001: Apprentice with David Little in advanced cranio sacral theory and practice as well as homeopathy

  • 1999-2000: Studied shiatsu and thai massage with Michael Reed-Gach

  • 2001-2007: Frequently visited THailand and India, studying Thai massage and traditional healing as well as Ayurveda with Dr. Giri in Pune, India

  • 2008-2020: She continued to develop her private practice and became a continuing education provider. Her Level I and Level II Lomi Lomi Certification classes provides an opportunity for therapists to add Hawaiian traditional massage to their repertoire

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